Although in recent years Linux has improved a lot as a video game platform, it has not always been this way. Today it is still far from Windows, but services like Steam have changed the rules of the game. In the past, there were some games for Linux and many of them were clones of other more popular titles. Thus was born a version of Super Mario Kart that today launched Super Tux Kart 1.1, the latest version of this car game.
SuperTuxKart is an evolution of the TuxKart launched in 2000. It is a free and free alternative to Mario Kart from Nintendo, a game with which it shares many similarities: 3D car games in which there are characters who can use weapons to harm opponents and win races. The version released today has come with interesting changes, among which we have improved support for online multiplayer.
Highlights of SuperTuxKart 1.1
- Improvements in online multiplayer mode.
- Improvements in the user's interface.
- New Pumpkin Park circuit / arena.
- Better mobile support.
- Possibility to show emojis.
- Support for artificial intelligence (AI) for local network servers.
- Resolved various lag issues or lag.
- Now a dual license of GPLv3 + MPL code is used to be available in various mobile app stores.
- Other improvements.
The game is available in the official repositories of many Linux distributions (repository added), so installing it is as simple as opening the terminal and typing:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stk/dev sudo apt update sudo apt install supertuxkart
The problem is that SuperTuxKart 1.1 has not reached these repositories yet, what is available is still v1.0,
so the only way to be able to play the latest version right now (Updated with the repository) is downloading it from this link. It is also available in Flatub , as a snap package (sudo snap install supertuxkart), but it will still take a while for the packages to update.
Have you already tried it? How about SuperTuxKart 1.1?